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Serving Size : 12
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories : Meat

1/2 cups Great northern beans and a ham bone or ham — (1/2 to 3/4)

Place washed beans in a large pan. Cover about 3 inches above beans with water. Add a ham bone or ham butt at the same time. Cook slow 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Remove ham before cooking dumplings. Cover and place it in the oven to keep warm.


  • 2 cups flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon heaping shortening
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Place flour in bowl. Make hole in center of flour. Add shortening, salt, baking powder in hole. Crumble together with flour until not sticky. Add water and mix with fork until not sticky. Then mix with fingers until right for rolling. Add flour on board. Roll a bit of dough at a time out thin. Cut into strips and then into bit size dumplings. Drop one at a time into boiling beans. Stir occasionally to keep dumplings from sticking together. When all dough is rolled and cut and in beans, place cover on pan and cook slowly – just boil – 30 minutes. Be sure to watch them. May have to add more water. Stir occasionally.


Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 0mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

NOTES: From Mother and her mother. Double this for when the children are all here.